Road conditions certainly play a role in many accidents, but it is up to you as the driver to adapt to those conditions and safely operate your car. The snow may contribute to your accident, but it was caused by you over-driving the conditions and losing control of your vehicle.
Driving in winter poses many special challenges. Storms can down trees and power lines, making your normal route impassable and forcing detours. Even a little snow can cause big headaches, from traffic snarls to major accidents. As a result, you need to take precautions
when the weather changes.
Before winter hits, make sure you have properly inflated tires with good tread. If you live where it snows often, make the investment in dedicated winter tires. On snow, the difference in traction between a good all-season tire and a snow tire is huge. If you have tire chains, practice putting them on when in the comfort of your driveway or garage so you won’t have to learn how in the dark… on the side of the road… in a blizzard.
Winter tips for save driving
A few winter weather tricks that can help you drive safely include:
- Fill your windshield washer tank with fluid that will resist freezing, and changing your wiper blades.
- Put a bag of kitty litter in your trunk so you can “sand” the road around your tires if you get stuck.
No matter how well you prepare, or how carefully you drive, auto accidents still happen. You can trust Scurich Insurance to be there for you during these unexpected times. Most importantly, Scurich Insurance will provide you with coverage to protect you and your family.
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